"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Polls

A couple of important new polls are out today, in the final hours before George W. Bush's State of the Union address. First, from NBC and the Wall Street Journal - new numbers that show two-thirds of Americans have given up on Iraq.

When President Bush delivers his next-to-last State of the Union address Tuesday night, he will confront this reality, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans appear to have given up on success in Iraq and also on his presidency [...]

The approval numbers are even grimmer for the President in the latest CBS poll -

Bush at 28%

The President has finally dropped into the twenties. According to CBS News Bush is now at 28%. And just by way of comparison: In January 1999, for example, just after his impeachment by the House of Representatives, President Bill Clinton's job approval rating was 65 percent. In January 1987, President Ronald Reagan's was 52 percent. In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson received a 47 percent approval rating, even as debate about the Vietnam War raged. Pretty sad [....]

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